Palermo and Taormina <p>Explore Italy's fascinating island of Sicily in depth from two locations on the island. At this crossroads of the Mediterranean, you will discover a unique blend of cultural influences—from the Greeks, Romans, Moors, and Normans to later civilizations.</p>

Palermo and Taormina

10 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

Mont Blanc Hiking <p></p>

<p>During vigorous day hikes through the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps, take in panoramic views of the majestic Mont Blanc. Plus, enjoy your stay in the French Alpine town of Chamonix, which exudes Old World charm and gracious hospitality.</p>

Mont Blanc Hiking

7 days | Multiple departures in 2020

A Celtic Cruise <p>Trace the strands of Celtic, Viking, and Norman civilizations during this special cruise from Glasgow to Honfleur, which concludes with a focus on D-Day. </p>

A Celtic Cruise

10 days | May 30 - Jun 8, 2020 | Jun 7 - 16, 2020

Treasures of Tuscany: A Family Journey <p>Join us for a fun-filled stay in Tuscany! Visit nearby Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano; enjoy hands-on art and culinary activities; and stay in a medieval village at a historic Tuscan villa.</p>

Treasures of Tuscany: A Family Journey

8 days | Jun 26 - Jul 3, 2020

Around the World by Private Jet <p>Exotic adventure awaits you at every turn as you journey across five continents, experiencing the world's legendary sites up close, from climbing the terraced steps of Machu Picchu to traversing the Serengeti Plain on safari.</p>

Around the World by Private Jet

25 days | Feb 21 - Mar 16, 2020 | Oct 24 - Nov 17, 2020

Discovering Vietnam <p>With its breathtaking beauty and enduring traditions, Vietnam provides endless rewards for the thoughtful traveler. Discover both the ancient and modern worlds of Vietnam on this popular and magical journey.</p>

Discovering Vietnam

15-17 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

Smithsonian at Oxford <p>Spend a week living at the historic Oxford University and sample life as a student at Merton College. During your time at the University, delve into one of the following fascinating courses with an Oxford tutor.</p>

Smithsonian at Oxford

8 days | Jul 4 - 11, 2020 | Sep 19 - 26, 2020

Cruising Southern Coastlines <p>Savor the charm of the South and gain insight into its history during a cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway.</p>

Cruising Southern Coastlines

9 days | Nov 16 - 24, 2019 | Apr 3 - 11, 2020

A River Cruise of Provence <p>Cruise through picturesque Provence along the Saône and Rhône Rivers while you explore important World Heritage sites, charming villages and the wine regions of the Rhône Valley and Burgundy.</p>

A River Cruise of Provence

9 days | May 3 - 11, 2020 | Oct 3 - 11, 2020

Splendors of Australia and New Zealand <p>Explore Australia and New Zealand's stunningly diverse landscapes and wildlife—from the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens to renowned Milford Sound.</p>

Splendors of Australia and New Zealand

22 days | Multiple departures in 2020

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                      Enjoying the cruise on the Yangtze River 


                      Arctic-blue glaciers and spectacular scenery of Alaska 


                      Fiordland National Park on New Zealand's South Island. Credit: Ed Kanze 


                      Exploring Antarctica. Credit: Jim Zimbelman 


                      Smithsonian Around the World by Private Jet traveler in India. Credit: Dr. Richard Kurin 


                      On Easter Island 


                      At Potala Palace, Tibet 


                      In Agra, India 


                      In Bali. Credit: Dawn Rooney 


                      Aboard Zodiacs in Alaska 


                      In Singapore. Credit: Dawn Rooney 


                      On a hike in Europe 


                      Relaxing on the dunes in Morocco 


                      In the Baltics  


                      Legendary Peru travelers at Machu Picchu 


                      Enjoying the Highlights of Italy 


                      Loch Lomond, Scotland. Credit: Katherine Forsyth 


                      Railroading in New England. Credit: Jen Slowey 


                      Exploring the Galápagos Islands 


                      At Cannes Film Festival 


                      On an Expedition to Antarctica 


                      On an Expedition to Antarctica with the Le Soléal in the background 


                      On an Expedition to Antarctica with the Le Soléal in the background 


                      Enjoying the Great European Journey  


                      Enjoying the Emerald Isle in front of Blarney Castle 


                      In Potsdam, Germany